Liam Pickering

Liam Michael Pickering (born 9 September 1968) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club and the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Liam Pickering
Personal information
Full name Liam Michael Pickering
Date of birth (1968-09-09) 9 September 1968
Original team(s) Stawell
Draft No. 48, 1987 national draft
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
19891992 North Melbourne 022 (15)
19931999 Geelong 102 (47)
Total 124 (62)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

His father, Michael Pickering, also played for North Melbourne.[1]

Sporting career

He played 22 games with North Melbourne from 1989–1992, and 102 games with Geelong from 1993–1999, before his retirement from AFL football.[2] He was also a talented cricketer who played 171 matches for North Melbourne Cricket Club in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition.[3][4]

Media and managing careers

At the end of his career, he became sports marketing manager for sportswear company Fila.[2]

He is now a player manager for Strategic, looking after such Australian Football League (AFL) stars as Jay Schulz, Gary Ablett, Jr. and Jack Riewoldt.

He currently co-hosts a Saturday-morning radio show with Craig Hutchison called "Off The Bench" on Melbourne station SEN 1116.[5] He also appears regularly as a panelist on the Fox Sports programme "AFL Teams".[6]

References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. Liam Pickering - Saxton Speaker Bureau - Speaker Details
  3. The Liam Pickering Fact File Archived 10 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Register of V.C.A. 1st XI Pennant, District & Premier Cricketers: 1889-90 to 2011-12" (PDF). Cricket Victoria. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
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